The Heron


Pet Friendly
Late Check Out Available
Beach (1 hour)
On Site Play Area
Glamping Tents
Fire Pit
Welcome Hamper
Star Gazer Hammock
Early Check In Available
Hampers Available
Hot Tub
Bunk Beds
Smart TV
Sofa Bed
Breathtaking Views
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed

Overview of The Heron, Glamping ..

The Heron is one of four amazing identical Isabella Time Out Tents located on one an ever popular Glamping site near the idyllic market town of Rhayader. For those that wish to go camping in rural Wales but also still require those necessary home comforts, this really is the stay for you! In fact, some would even call it luxury camping with all that is provided for a truly memorable stay for up to five people with an option for an additional two guests on the double sofa bed.

This state of the art Glamping Tent comes complete with a fully equipped kitchenette with a small fridge freezer, electric oven, kettle, toaster & everything else you could need for the chef of the group to feel right at home whipping up a family favourite meal to enjoy in the evening or a picnic ready for that day of exploring the local area.The open plan living area always ensure that all the space is used to its full potential, with a large corner sofa with coffee table in front, this is the perfect area to kick back and relax and enjoy your favourite series on the smart television, this sofa also doubles up as an additional sleeping area.

To the back of the property lies the two bedrooms, one is a upper comfy double bedroom and the second bedroom a triple bunk bed room with a lower double bed and upper single bed.

This Glamping Tent really is home from home and the outside of the property is even more special.. with its own private hot tub this is the perfect place to relax with your favourite glass of bubbly, bliss right? The Heron also has its own outdoor seating for alfresco dining, fire pit for toasting gooey marshmallows & a star gazing hammock to relax on in the sunshine, the perfect place to chill out with a good book whilst listening to the sound of the babbling brook that passes near the property.

These tents do not have their own bathrooms but you have full access to the on site toilet and shower block which is a very short walking distance from the tent.

If you are looking venture out and make the most of exploring the surrounding areas, you can watch the Red Kites fed locally, explore the majestic Elan Valley or enjoy a mosey in the local Gilfach Nature Reserve, there really is endless opportunities to explore.

Please Note: These tents have an Electric Plinth Heater to take the chill but allows you to experience the real meaning of 'Glamping.'

Planning a stay for a larger group? Check out the neighbouring Cabins & Glamping Tents!

The Fox Den, Oak Tree View, Hillside Lodge, Hares Rest, Meadow Retreat, Woodland Escape, Buck Barn, Fawns Rest, Caban Nant Ddu

King Fisher, Otter, Salmon

Eating & Drinking..

Planning a holiday to Heron and would like to know some of the best places to eat out? Or eat in at your property?

Have a look at some of our recommendations from fine dining to pub grub to hand delivered food platters - we have got it all covered here!

Eating Out

The Lost Arc, Rhayader, (4 miles)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee
01597 811226

The Crown Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden
01597 811099

The Triangle Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
Serving home made food with ingredients sourced from local farmers!
01597 810537

Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader, (4 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
01597 811666

The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, (7 miles)
The Head-Chef is committed to providing unforgettable dining experiences, creating mouth-watering seasonal dishes from the finest local Welsh ingredients.
01597 823700

The Bell, Llanyre, (4 miles)
The restaurant menu reflects the emphasis on our use of locally sourced ingredients producing fresh flavours that Wales has to offer.
01597 823959

Eating In

Farmgate2kitchenplate (delivery to property)
From afternoon teas to BBQ boxes, Mair strives to produce homemade, sustainable & seasonable food with low food miles & full traceability.

The Little Welsh Kitchen (delivery to property)
Offering beautifully presented grazing platters & pudding boxes, Sas uses the freshest of produce, trying to grow her own when possible.


Turkish Delight, Rhayader (4 miles)
Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
01597 810641

Evans Plaice, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local fish & chip shop.
01597 810317

Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (4 miles)
Chinese cuisine.
01597 810178

Fabians Kitchen, Llandrindod Wells (7 miles)
Inspired by the ingredients available to us Fabian mixes elegant cuisine with the spices and flavours of good quality food to create a classic dining experience.
01597 824642

Local Shops / Supermarkets

Bob The Butcher, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
01597 810342

Crumptons, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
01597 810838

Co-Op, Rhayader (4 miles)
Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.

Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (7 miles)
Large supermarket.

Things To Do ..

Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality of The Heron ..

Elan Valley, Rhayader (8 miles)
Drive, walk explore the amazing scenery and views that the Elan Valley has to offer, you will find a Visitors Centre for any information you may need whilst visiting as well as play area for children.
To check out Cycle Hire prices click here.

Red Kite Feeding Centre, Rhayader (5 miles)
Watch hundreds of Red Kites feeding daily, a truly breath taking spectacle. The Centre is located in beautiful countryside with a Coffee Shop, Gift Shop & Picnic Site.

Lion Royal Trekking Centre, Rhayader (5 miles)
Situated in the Elan Valley taking different routes through the hills, valleys, rivers and woodlands each day. Exploring parts of the area that would be difficult to get to on foot, giving you the opportunity to experience the views, wildlife and tranquillity that the Elan Valley has to offer on horseback. All levels of riding ability from novice to advanced riders. (Seasonal Availability)

Gifach Nature Reserve, Rhayader (4 miles)
Take a trip to Gilfach Nature Reserve, where you will find over 400 acres of open moorland, flower rich grassland and oak woodland, offering a circular nature trail and a great place to enjoy a picnic at one of the spots and simply relax and let the world go by​.

Quackers Indoor Play Centre, Newbridge On Wye (5 miles)
Indoor soft play centre for children, dine out there at the Cowshed Cafe!

Llandrindod Wells Boathouse, Llandrindod Wells (8 miles)
Paddle board, kayak or hire Dragon Boats from the boat house or simply take a stroll around the lake!

Devils Bridge, Pontarfynach (30 miles)
Take a walk to view some of Wales’ most famous waterfalls and bridges and while visiting dine out at The Hafod Hotel. If you have the whole day, why not hop on the Rheidol Railway, a restored steam train that takes a scenic route to the seaside town of Aberystwyth.

Spring Rock Fishery, Crossgates (11 miles)
Two-and-a-half acre specimen carp lake set in in stunning rural setting with anglers’ pods.

Additional Information ..

Do you want to know a little bit more on what The Heron has included before arriving?

Then look no further we have all the information you could possibly need right here!

Check In / Check Out

Standard check in is from 4pm & check out is by 10am.
This property offers 'Early Check In' at the following rates:
  • From 2pm - £40
  • From 3pm - £20

'Late Check Out' is offered at the following rates:

  • By 11am - £25
  • By 12pm - £50

Please let us know if you wish to add either of these to your booking and payment is to be made at the time of ordering this with us.

Sleeping Arrangements

1 x double bed in master bedroom
1 x double bed on lower bunk
1 x single bed on upper bunk
1 x double sofa bed (£30 fee for this).

Pet Friendly

This property is pet friendly and will accept one dog for an additional fee of £10 per night.

Linen & Towels

All bed linen is provided.
One hand towel & one bath sheet are provided per guest.
If using the hot tub we recommend also bringing your own towels too!

Cots & Highchairs

We are happy to provide a travel cot & a high chair for your stay. These are to be booked through us prior to your stay.
The travel cots do not have bedding included.


This property offers the Hampers that we have listed on our 'Hampers' page.
Please let us know if you wish to order any of these 2 weeks prior to check in.

Hot Tub & Outside Area

Heron has its own private hot tub, what better way to relax during your stay then making full use of this whilst admiring the beautiful view!
The hot tubs are emptied, cleaned & re filled at every change over - please be mindful that they may not be quite up to temperature when you first arrive.
There is also outdoor seating, a fire pit and a star gazer hammock.


The kitchen comes complete with oven, hobs, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster & kettle.
We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea coffee & sugar & fairy liquid.
In the cupboards you will find: mugs, water glasses, wine glasses, bowls, dinner plates & tea plates as well as cutlery. For cooking, baking trays, utensils, mixing bowls, oven dishes.

Bathroom Facilities

On site shower and toilet facilities are located near the property.


This property has Wi-Fi which is occasionally intermittent.


These tents have an electric plinth heater to take the chill but allows you to experience the real meaning of 'Glamping.'


There is parking space for 2 cars at the property.

Meet Stephen & Dawn ..

Stephen and Dawn Rowlands are the owners of Cae Llwyn Breaks, a family friendly site based on a farm in the heart of the countryside just outside Rhayader.

Cae Llwyn Breaks offers a unique opportunity for everyone to enjoy and experience the peace and beauty of Mid Wales.

The site comprises of two log cabins which were Stephen and Dawn's first venture and they soon got the staycation buzz and expanded to host an additional eight lodges and four luxury glamping tents!

A short drive directly off the A44 means the site is lucky enough to be fantastically located for all types of getaways! Bring your walking boots, bikes or books and cycle or walk the many Mid Wales trails for the adventurers amongst us! Or simply spend your stay relaxing in your own private terrace equipped with your own hot tub and fire pit. Not forgetting our newly installed children's play area too for keeping your little ones entertained.

Well needed escape By Guest Review

Reviewed on 14/02/2024

We had a lovely stay here. We will return.

Loved the Heron!! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/01/2024

An extremely comfortable and cosy 2 nights stay at the Heron. Although we woke up to a stunning frost in the morning, the tent remained very snug and warm throughout the night. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer short break away; the location, the comfort, the cleanliness, the value for money and not forgetting of course the hot tub and beautiful star gazing hammock! We will certainly be back! Our only criticism was the lack of light guiding the way to the toilet block and outside lighting on the decking area near the hot tub and fire pit.

The perfect getaway By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/11/2023

I booked the Heron as the kids and hubby wanted to go camping and there is no way I was sleeping on a damp floor, came across the Heron and it ticked everything… the beds were really comfy, we stayed when it was really wet rained the whole time but we didn’t feel cold or wet once we were cosy in the hot tub and the tent. Even had a message one night to make sure we were warm enough which we were excellent service. I personally was really worried about having to use a toilet block and a very short 20 steps away & so clean. If u like the sound of water to help u get to sleep the heron is for your as the little stream behind is really calming and peaceful. We 100% will be back me hubby and the kids absolutely loved it just want we needed to recharge and spend some quality time together.

We had a relaxing stay in lovely rural location By Guest Review

Reviewed on 31/08/2023

The site is well maintained and people on hand are helpful and available. Comfy beds and everything we needed for a family & dog. We travelled to walk, there are a couple of small towns nearby for essentials. Some lovely wildlife. Our children are young 12,11 & 9 so they enjoyed the lake / playground nearby. Because of the sheep you can’t let the dog off lead (understandable) There is only 1 dog friendly tent so not a big issue. The showers and toilets were cleaned often and we saw frogs on the way to the bathroom at nights as there is a small stream.

Fantastic Mini Break By Guest Review

Reviewed on 20/07/2023

Fantastic break with the children and dog. As always Claire and the gentlemen go above and beyond. Everything you need is there even down to towels, bedding, small milk and teabags for when you arrive. It’s a beautiful break away. The family are full of recommendations for nearby hot spots. Make sure you pick up a box of their eggs because wow!

We’ve stayed 3 times in heron now and can never fault it. If your someone who hates sharing toilet don’t worry as they are spotless.

Spotless By Guest Review

Reviewed on 30/05/2023

We have just returned from an absolutely fantastic stay at Heron in Mid-Wales. The site was really well looked after, the facilities were spotless and the location was a beautiful base to explore. The tent itself was superb and very well-equipped. Everything had been well thought out and we had everything needed for a great weekend glamping. We loved the thoughtful communication from the owners including clear directions and nearby recommendations plus the little treats on arrival were such a nice touch. The space around the tent pitches was fantastic but it did get a little crowded waiting for a shower/toilet at peak times. We were so lucky with the weather but still managed to make good use of the hot tub once it had cooled down in the evenings – very relaxing and beautiful for star gazing. Overall, we had an amazing stay and would not hesitate to recommend and return ourselves 😊

Amazing for families first visit to Wales By Guest Review

Reviewed on 17/04/2023

Heron was amazing to stay in. The owners were lovely and check we were okay on our arrival.
So much room and was very comfortable, we all slept brilliantly.
So beautiful. Will definitely be coming back.

Affordable luxury By Guest Review

Reviewed on 24/02/2023

We had the best stay 5 kids 1 dog and my partner and I we could not of asked for better the peacefulness and tranquillity and just perfect accommodation. Facilities were great kids loved the park. We had front row seats from the hot tub watching the new lodges arrive and and be placed into place from the crane. Thanks so much from the Tates we will be back again

Look no further! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/02/2023

Our stay here was amazing! It was peaceful and in such a beautiful location. If you are looking for a quiet short break away with amazing views, look no further! The owners and staff onsite were so lovely, and were responsive to questions. They greeted us when we arrived and gave us lots of amazing recommendations of pubs/restaurants and walks around the location. Would 100% recommend the walks around Elan Valley. This stay is also perfect for dogs.. it feels right at home. Highly recommend, we didn’t even want to leave, thanks so much.

Amazing By Agneta

Reviewed on 21/11/2022

An amazing place to stay, will definitely be going again!

Absolutely loved our stay By Hood

Reviewed on 18/09/2022

We absolutely loved our stay in the Heron Glamping Tent. The site was lovely, peaceful and so quiet, there was plenty of space between tents and pods etc. the owners and workers were so helpful and polite throughout. 
We will be returning and maybe trying out one of the sites lodges/pods!
It was our first holiday away with our son who is 9.5 months old and he loved it too, the site was brilliant and he loved paddling in the hot tub before we turned it on for ourselves. 
Everything we needed was on hand and the sleeping arrangements were very comfy. We really loved it and can’t wait to come back. 

Best time By Palmer

Reviewed on 24/06/2022

We had the best time – thank you ☺️